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Old 02-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #31
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The next day would start with some relaxing riding, turn into frantic riding, end with a beautiful girl not wearing a little plaid skirt and, involve goats.

My new sig line.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:01 PM   #32
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The nightmare of Persephone

Where pennyroyal and wild mint grew
and the earth sprouted her first primrose
now peasants bargain for cement
and the birds drop dead by the chimney

Sleep, Persephone*
in the earth's embrace
come out no more
to the balcony of the world

Where the mystics joined hands
reverently before they enter the sacrificial site
now the tourists throw away cigarette butts
and go to see the new refinery.

Sleep, Persephone*
in the earth's embrace
come out no more
to the balcony of the world

Where the sea became a blessing
and the bleatings of the field where a bounty
now trucks carry to the shipyards
empty bodies, children of scrap metal and plate.

Sleep, Persephone*
in the earth's embrace
come out no more
to the balcony of the world


greek song

*In Greek mythology Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, goddess of plant life and agriculture. Persephone was abducted by Hades, god of the Underworld, who wanted to marry her. It was eventually arranged that Persephone would spend the autumn and winter with Hades and be allowed to return to her mother every spring and summer. This myth was used to explain why no plants grow for six months every year: Demeter mourns for her daughter.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #33
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looks good to me !
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #34
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The road from Pemberton to Lillooet is the Duffy lake road. Maybe the best ride in B.C.
The sea to sky is the new name for the highway from Van to Whistler. They upgraded it for the olympics, but forgot that it runs to Pemberton. All the new paving stopped in Whistler.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #35
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Great pics, keep them coming.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:39 PM   #36
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While I do admit to waiting for the drama, I am glad there wasn't any.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:43 PM   #37
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While I do admit to waiting for the drama, I am glad there wasn't any.
Thanks for posting.
Ditto. Glad you had a great trip.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:05 AM   #38
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well done, great RR and photos.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:34 AM   #39
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Fantastic report, much better then the one I did from my trip out west last summer.

Hope to see you out this summer.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:34 AM   #40
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Good post, Ikept trying to figure out how a conflict would start, fooled me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:09 PM   #41
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Great photos and story. Thanks for sharing. I'm just too much of a lone wolf type traveler to travel with company.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:46 PM   #42
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That is one evil grin you're wearing there, John!

Finally got to catch up on the thread - great ride and I too was waiting to see how you'd fallen out with THC.

I totally agree with your comments about Whistler. I used to live there when I first came to this country - a long time again now, and when I moved on in 1997 Whistler Creek was an empty gravel parking lot. Now it's a city in itself. And yes, waaaay too many people. I found that the longer I lived there the less I went into the village proper.

Also, I got a few of your musical references. 'Sheep Go To Heaven' would be Cake. 'No Reply At All' is Genesis, and I guess there isn't anyone alive over the age of 35 who doesn't know that "Brothers In Arms' is Dire Straits.

Cool - thanks for taking the time to write this up!
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:49 AM   #43
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Great RR!

Hey John,

Yes your title suckered me in to reading your RR. You did good man. I have broken away from groups several times to venture out on my own... the place I love the most. But, there's always that pang of guilt that I'm having so much fun while hoping the others weren't pissed-off with my departure. If you ever make it to the states and want someone to make a half-a-trip with give me a jingle!

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